Bethpage students and staff from Central Boulevard Elementary School recently raised $2,396 for Ronald McDonald House Charities through their Coins for a Cause fundraiser. The Ronald McDonald House was selected due to its important mission of supporting families whose children are battling pediatric illnesses. The fundraiser was coordinated by the school’s Thoughtful Thursday Committee and the school’s PTA.
Once a month, the Central Boulevard community celebrates Thoughtful Thursday by doing an activity, lesson or project based on kindness. The Coins for a Cause fundraiser kicked off on Oct. 19 (Thoughtful Thursday). On this day, each class watched and discussed a video about the Ronald McDonald House which was created by Central Boulevard’s Thoughtful Thursday Committee. Coin jars were placed in each classroom and flyers were sent home to inform families of the school’s mission to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House.
Students and staff collected coins until Nov. 9 and the donations were tracked in the school’s lobby. On Nov. 14, Central Boulevard students proudly presented their donation to a representative from the Ronald McDonald House. The Coins for a Cause fundraiser was a positive way for students to make a difference.
Photo caption: Central Boulevard Principal Dominique Siebert (second from right), assistant principal Julianne Inghilterra (right) and students presented a check of $2,396 to a representative from the Ronald McDonald House (left) on Nov. 14 at the conclusion of the school’s Coins for a Cause fundraiser.
Photo courtesy of the Bethpage Union Free School District